DIY | yarn wall hanging3.24.2016
weaving is something i've wanted to try for a long time.. there are so many beautiful woven and macramé pieces online that inspire me. the only catch is i've not had time to sit down and learn so i decided to make a non-weave wall hanging that requires little to no skill at all, hurrah!
this is a minimal version of the amazing woven ones but it's great for beginners (and you only need a few materials to get started!)
1. first take a length of dowel and use a small hacksaw to cut it to the length you'd like. mine is 20" long.
2. take your yarn and cut off a length, I wanted a long hanging so i cut 1 meter lengths. (you'll be folding it over so it will end up half this size.)
3. next you'll attach the yarn to the dowel using a larks head knot. (i've used black yarn above so you can see the shape better.) fold your length of yarn in half to create a hoop at one end, place this hoop under the dowel as shown above..
4. take the opposite two loose ends of the yarn and thread them through the loop to secure the yarn onto the dowel.
5. pull the yarn tight to finish- this is a simple larks head knot. you'll find video tutorials on youTube if you google it!
6. continue to cut lengths of yarn and attach them using larks head knots until you build up a whole row. i decided to keep quite a clean palette using white and grey yarn for mine- but you can be a colourful as you want!
7. once you're happy trim the bottom of the hanging with scissors. at this point you can grab some wooden beads and thread them onto the ends of your hanging for a little extra detail. if you struggle to feed the yarn through the holes grab a toothpick and give it a push through, tie the end with a simple knot to stop it sliding off!
8. to hang simply tie a piece of string around the two ends of the dowel rail.
there you have it- a simple DIY hanging that really only requires you to tie a basic knot! at first i left my hanging with a straight edge at the bottom...
but then i decided to cut the end into a v shape- i think i prefer this version!
you could thread small pieces of copper or brass tubing onto the hanging instead of wood beads- or just leave it bare for a more minimal look!
what do you think? are you a fan of textured wall hangings?